My baby is a year and a half old! She’s no longer a little blob. She has opinions, we interact, she acts out scenes with her toy animals. I had no idea that a 1.5 year old could do all these things.
Ava likes to run everywhere. She wobbles a little as she’s running and she sometimes falls, but she likes to go fast and she knows where she wants to go. In the past month Ava has started breaking into dance so Jon bought her tap shoes. Ava loves them.
Foods and Liquids
In the past few weeks I’ve been giving Ava her own bowl with food instead of trying to spoon feed her part of it. She tends to eat more when she has her own autonomy. I start off dinner by giving Ava a portion of our dinner. If she refuses it then I pivot to her standard food. Ava will request cheese now, just like Teddy!
Sleep is the same. Sometimes Ava goes down easier, sometimes it takes three hours, and she always winds up in my bed.
Ava knows a lot of words and she understands many more words that she doesn’t say. This list is probably more interesting to me than anyone else reading it, but bear with me because I want to record the words.
Words Ava says: hi, mama, dada, tree, grass, sky, moon, dog, woof woof, Teddy, neigh, baa (for a sheep), aaa (for a goat), meow (for a cat), kitty, duck, bird (she used to say it clearly, but lately she’s been saying dee as in birdy), owl, hoo hoo (for owl), snort (for pigs), rawr (fot dinosaurs, tigers, and bears), tsntsntsn (for a rabbit), cocka (as in “cock-a-doole-doo for a rooster”), blub blub (for a fish), yi-yi-yi (for a zebra), sock, shoes, boots, cheese, teeth, eyes, please (peas?), thank you (tank ooo), boom (for a firecracker), achoo (for a sneeze), waaa (for the noise a baby makes), shh (for the noise a daddy makes, complete with putting her finger on her lips), blue, go go, out
Words Ava understands: bye, park, grapes, pants, shirt, hair, nose, mouth, tongue, knee, brain, leg, yes, no, more, where’s your [ ], what does the [ ] say, store, do you want to go [upstairs/downstairs/to the store], kiss